While you’re sipping on your summertime drinks, I figured it was about time I pulled together a summer vibes playlist to get your party (or just a random Tuesday) going. Here’s the link to listen on 8tracks or you can just click play in the image above.
P.S. my summer weekend playlist from last year is another one to listen to while you’re kicking back and relaxing all cool, even if you’re not shooting b-ball outside of the school.
With summer in full swing Jess and I are spending as much time as we can together while I’m home for a couple weeks this summer. So sorry for the radio silence around these parts, but we’ve just been having way too much fun.
But I’ve seen some wonderful happy hour recipes around the web lately, so I thought I’d round up my top 8 links to share with you to elevate your next happy hour.
- 3 fun twists on the Moscow mule (an ILIN fave) from A Beautiful Mess
- nectarine gin fizz from Annie’s Eats
- classic mint julep from Joy the Baker
- two classic sangrias from Smitten Kitchen
- green tea peach bellini (Jess, this one’s for you) from My Name is Yeh
- ginger lemonade collins from A Better Happier
- 3 interesting margaritas from The Kitchy Kitchen
- gin and grapefruit cocktail from Tara Hurst
Looking for more? Last summer I talked about my perfect summer party and had a couple ideas for drinks + a great summer menu.
Hi friends! Happy Tuesday. This week is tricking by as I am just counting down the days ’til I’m back stateside. A week from tomorrow I fly out and I’ll be around the New England parts for almost a month. Happy days, good times, all that stuff. I just cannot wait! In the meantime though, let me share what’s making me smile around the interwebs as of late.
If I had some more space, I think I would love to take a room in our (tiny) apartment and make it into a massive gallery wall. There’s just too many prints in the world that I love and want in my life. Considering I cannot actually cover my place in prints, I’ll just have to share them with you all for the time being, until I get a little more space for my favorite type of decor.
Now for the latest find on art prints, let’s talk about Irish home shop April and the Bear. I came across these through Facebook and looking through their art prints I pretty much wanted every one. So I obviously had to share. I tried reducing down to just my favorites, which I’ll admit was tough, but don’t these make you happy?
Prints: I don’t know what I want / without dreams / checkmate / you look so thin today / bob the bear / indecision is my superpower / the lighthouse
Lately on Pinterest I’ve been coming across some fabulously simple tattoos. A lot of them are nature themed, but they’re still just lovely. Some of the round-ups literally made me laugh out loud (like this round-up of tattoos hipsters love) and all of them left me daydreaming for a new tattoo (sorry, Mom!) Click each photo to take you to its source.
It was a historic weekend in Ireland, as the public voted a big YES to marriage equality on Friday. Marking it as the first country to vote in marriage equality by a public vote, it was a huge weekend in Dublin. The city turned into a giant street celebration, and the buzz was just incredible.
There was happy people in every corner of the city and you couldn’t help but get emotional. The hashtag of #cominghometovote had me literally in tears. I snuck away for a few hours on Saturday to explore the “rainbow rhododendron” just about a half hour north of the city where I was stunned by the beauty and brightness of the flowers. My heart got big and full and it’s just been such a wonderful time to be in Ireland.